Artist Profiles

Northland Artists Conversation

Web show for Tai Tokerau artists kicks off A Whangarei arts advocate has launched a web series interviewing creative people across Te Tai Tokerau to boost awareness of the arts up north. Northland Artists Conversation kicked off on April 30 with an introductory episode in which founder and director Mark Kelly interviews Andrew Mackenzie. Mackenzie […]

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Jeanette King

What influenced your journey in pursuing the Arts?I have always been interested in Art and actually making it Who and what inspires you?Artists who have a vision however barmy or over ambitious. Like Gaudi for example. I do hope he can see his fabulous cathedral now, almost finished and breath-taking. What is your medium of

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Anna Scott-Davidson

What influenced your journey in pursuing the Arts?My heritage, the sharing of story and living of life. Also the struggle to find a place, I was brought up in a world where the written word and commercial activity were a focus.  I know I see things differently than the western world expects.  I found creativity

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Allen Jowitt

What influenced your journey in pursuing the Arts? Love of fire, the marks of potter’s fingers on thousand year old pots Who and what inspires you? Ancient Chinese ceramics, Bernard Leach, Len Castle, Greg Barron What is your medium of choice? Porcelain clay How would you describe your creative style?Domestic ware – Colour and form

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Sheila Blackburn

What influenced your journey in pursuing the Arts?From being a small child ‘Creating’ has always been my go to activity so it seemed natural to go into the arts when I trained as a teacher.  Working in a secondary school with other Artists and gaining experience in all fields and all media was a fantastic

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